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Dr. Meng Wang

Ph.D, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989
M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1985
B.S., Zhejiang University, 1982

Meng Wang is a Professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty in 2006 he was at the Stanford/NASA Center for Turbulence Research as a senior research scientist. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and B.S. degree in Thermal Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University (China). His research focuses on using computational techniques to solve engineering fluid dynamics problems and study the underlying flow physics, with applications to flow-generated sound (aeroacoustics and hydroacoustics), flow-induced optical aberrations (aero-optics), and flow control. He has extensive experience in computational aero-optics and currently leads high-fidelity computational efforts in the Aero-Optics Group.  He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Email: m.wang@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-6608
Office: 105 Hessert Laboratory


Dr. Stanislav (Stas) Gordeyev
Research Associate Professor

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame, 1999
M.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1991


Stanislav Gordeyev received his MS in Applied Physics in 1991 from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia, and PhD in Aerospace Science in 1999 from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Currently, he is a research associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Aero-Optics Group (led by Dr. Eric J. Jumper) at Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research. His research interests include fundamental and applied aspects of aero-optical aberrations caused by boundary layers, shear layers, and wakes, as well as around complex geometries (nose- or side-mounted turrets), passive and active flow control strategies, laser-based non-intrusive diagnostics, sensor design and testing and low-dimensional modeling of complex turbulent flows.

Email: sgordeye@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-4338
Office: 121 Hessert Laboratory

Dr. Mark Rennie
Research Associate Professor

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame, 1996

Dr. Rennie conducts research in optics and experimental and computational fluid dynamics. His current work focuses on developing methods of measuring the optical behavior of compressible turbulent flows and mitigating their effects on aircraft-mounted optical devices. Dr. Rennie also has extensive industrial experience in wind-tunnel design and testing.

Email: rrennie@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-1695
Office: 140 Multidisciplinary Building

Mr. David Cavalieri
Research Specialist

M.S.M.A.E., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995

David Cavalieri is a research specialist at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. He received his B.S.A.E. (1992) and M.S.M.A.E. (1995) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is an experienced experimentalist. His specialty involves design of experiments, manufacture and fabrication techniques of wind tunnel models specifically tailored to aero-optic measurements in various measurement environments. Mr. Cavalieri is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Email: dcavalie@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-4339
Office: 122 Hessert Laboratory

Mr. Philip Rollins
Operations Manager
Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory

B.S., Ohio University, 1974

Phil Rollins received his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1974 and entered the USAF in 1975, flying the C-130H out of Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas. Upon leaving the Air Force, he flew corporate jets for Pneumo-Abex Corporation for 8 years in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and was the Director of Flight Operations for Leco Corporation for 22 years. He has 7 Type Ratings in various corporate jets including 5 different Dassault Falcons. During his career he has amassed 14,000 flying hours with 12,000 in corporate jets. Joining the University of Notre Dame in March of 2012 as the Operations Manager for the Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory group, he has taken over the responsibility of managing its Falcon 10 research aircraft and ithe groups’ grants and day-to-day operations.

Email: prollins@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-3755
Office: 151 Multidisciplinary Research Building

Mr. Alexander Vorobiev
Post-doctoral Researcher

Email: avorobie@nd.edu